Healthy Candied Almonds!

Healthy Candied Almonds

Healthy Candied Almonds

Almonds really are a super food, aren’t they?  Kind of like coconut.    You can use them in so many ways, and they are a great and healthy snack.  But, sometimes I get tired of eating them plain.    I love the flavored kinds you can buy at the store, though they are not as healthy.

Recently,  I had a greek yogurt that came with some candied almonds to put on top… and let me tell you,  it was delicious!  The idea was so simple that I thought, “I bet I could make something like this at home.”

They turned out great on the first try.   That doesn’t happen very often for me when I’m making things up, so I was pretty thrilled.   And, it’s a 3 ingredient recipe that takes less than 10 minutes to throw together.  Pretty awesome.  I will definitely be making these on the regular.

Healthy Candied Almonds

2 c. almonds
2 T. butter
2 T. maple syrup (100% natural)

Melt butter in saucepan, put almonds and maple syrup in.  On Medium to High Heat.. stir and keep stirring. Boil for several minutes until the mixture “caramelizes” and hardens a bit. Then let them cool down and enjoy!

boiling the almond mixture

boiling the almond mixture

They are almost done....

Not ready yet, keep boiling

Ta-da!

Ta-da!

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